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A person's feet on a set of scales.

What is BMI?

In this post, we'll be telling you what BMI is, how you can calculate yours, and what the different values can mean for you and your fitness routine. What is BMI? BMI stands for 'Body Mass Index'. I…
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A wrist with a smart watch on it.

What is Heart Rate Zone?

What are Heart Rate Zones? You most likely already have a good understanding of what your heart rate is, and you’ve possibly already used it to measure your workout intensity, but just to recap: your…
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A close up image of a spin bike.

What is Spinning?

What is spinning? Unlike stationary bikes, indoor cycling workouts like Spin are designed to mimic the feel of a real-life bike ride. You can adjust your own resistance, which means that in an instan…
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A group of people lifting weights at a Bodypump session.

What is Bodypump?

What is a typical Bodypump workout? Bodypump involves a mixture of aerobic and weight training, all based around 'The Rep Effect'. The theory is that light weightlifting, with a lot of repetitions, w…
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People taking part in a pilates class

What is Pilates?

What does a Pilates session involve? The movements in Pilates are usually done one after the other, with no repetitions. They have names, like ‘The 100,’ ‘Criss-Cross,’ the ‘Elephant,’ and the ‘Swan’…
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Someone taking part in continuous training

What is continuous training?

Continuous training is basically the opposite of interval training. This might sound daunting if you’re a beginner, but the workout itself is actually quite adaptable. You can vary your intensity depe…
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someone taking part in circuit training

What is circuit training?

What is circuit training? As the name suggests, circuit training involves doing several different exercises at different ‘stations’, one after the other, with little to no period of rest in between.…
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A woman stretching in front of a wall.

What is flexibility training?

However, flexibility is about more than just being able to touch your toes. If you want to really see how flexible someone is, you’ll be looking at their range of motion – basically, how much a joint…
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Someone doing plyometric training

What is plyometric training?

How does plyometric training work? The key to plyometric training is stretch and contraction.  Your ability to move your muscles quickly from one state to the other is known as ‘explosive power’ – an…
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an athlete using interval training

What is interval training?

How does interval training work? The length and content of your intervals can be varied, meaning you can achieve a variety of goals within your interval training session. Interval training is all to…
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a runner using fartlek training

What is Fartlek training?

How does Fartlek training work? Unlike other workouts, Fartlek isn’t based on timed exercises. You can choose to speed up or slow down whenever you want – which makes it great for beginners. Fartlek…
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people taking part in tabata training

What is Tabata training?

What is Tabata training? Named for its creator, Japanese doctor Izumi Tabata, Tabata training involves between 6 and 8 high-intensity intervals. Each of these involves 20 seconds of work followed by…